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thanks for joining us and i'm andrea roane. at noon breaking news on the railways train service slowly coming back online after a marc train struck a person in maryland. we all live with the latest .>> reporter: officially this is being investigated as a suicide but indications it may turn out to be more complicated. let me set the scene. we are in lanham where the penn line rail tracks go underneath annapolis road. the trains have just begun rolling again as of an hour ago. they were closed for 4 hours as an investigation unfolded after a person struck on the tracks. the death is being investigated as a suicide but indications from sources and in prince george's county and howard county maryland that it might be more complicated. authorities have been searching since yesterday for a man
shooting at a jessup truckstop yesterday. the suspect vanished and the identity of the person who died here has not been verified so little concrete information but investigators looking into a possible link to the shooting. howard county authorities say they are preparing to make an updated statement on the shooting in the wake of what happened here. in the meantime the tracks on the penn line partially reopened where a single individual was struck and killed . a number of trains on hold throughout the morning. they are working towards getting service back to normal. an extensive investigation is wrapping up. we will monitor the situation and you can follow be on twitter or on our wusa app or facebook as details emerge and i will be back this evening at 5:00. live in lanham scott broom.
two victims of a shooting in southeast dc and one a pregnant woman will be okay. the women were sitting on the steps inside their apartment building. a man walked up and fired eight shots into the building. both women were hit and crawled down the stairs and called 911.>> i heard some shots. i looked out the window and saw two dudes running. >> police have made no arrests and investigators say the pregnant woman was shot in the arm and recovering and her unborn child is safe. new concerns over safety in the metro system after a teenager shot and killed at the deanwood station over the weekend. devontae watson to and was standing on the platform when he was shot and investigators believe he was targeted but so far no arrests
streets of the district. the city's contract with american medical response to the fact at 7:00 this morning. this was a photo tweeted showing the ambulance ready to go. city medics and firefighters will respond to 911 calls and if a situation is not serious they will call for a private ambulance to take the patient to the hospital. the mayor and the fire ems chief says this will speed up 911 responses and give firefighters and medics more time for training. american university's president announced a short time ago he will step down when his contract expires in may next year. he has spent more than a decade at the helm and first alumni to serve as president. a dc firefighter among the three people recovering in the hospital after a fire in northeast and all expected to be okay. bren
apartment. >> i have nothing. i have to start over again. i have my kids and that's all that matters. >> a generator exploded before the fire broke out but the exact cause is under investigation. dozens of world leaders descending on washington on the summit to prevent nuclear terrorist attacks. it's happening at the convention center all week long and parking restrictions, street closures and motorcades will tie up traffic. plan ahead if you take metro because the mt. vernon station closes wednesday and thursday. we say goodbye to the rain rolling through the region this morning. allyson rae has sunny news in the first alert forecast. >> what a difference a few hours makes. it was cloudy and gloomy and rainy this morning and now clear skies and it's the best time because the winds have not picked up yet. the satellite shows clouds fading away and a few fa
corridor. sunshine the rest of the day. temperatures warming up into the 60s and upper 60s to the south. the winds speeds are going to pick up. 25 miles per hour during the afternoon and that is a sustained winds. gusts as high as 45 to 55 miles per hour. wind advisory in place for the metro area. it will be a little hard to drive and maneuver so batten down the lawn ornaments and lawn chairs . coming up we are tracking the next chance of show
they are giving up free access to county swimming pools and golf courses because of new ethics laws. the county attorney says free passes could be seen as illegal gifts under the new guidelines. a virginia man accused of peeping incidents goes to trial today. ricardo rodriguez of fredericksburg was dressed as a woman when he was arrested last november at potomac mills small. investigators say they have tied him to another incident at the mall in october and one at a walmart last may. turning now to headlines from campaign 2016. there is a threat of a lawsuit in the republican race for president. donald trump is upset and threatening to sue ted cruz over the way delegates were allocated after the louisiana primary. >> i won louisiana and now he's trying to steal delegates. welcome to the republican party. what's going on in the party is a disgrace. >> he narrowly lost to trump
but cruz's campaign has been trying to sway kenmore delegates is way including some committed to marco rubio. and speaking of the republican race a petition aimed at convention organizers gaining momentum. we have seen fights and now more than 40,000 people have signed on urging the party and the arena to allow guns at the republican national convention. it will happen in july at the quicken loans arena in cleveland which is a gun free zone. governor nathan deal vetoed legislation that would have allowed clergy to refuse to perform same-sex weddings and protect people who refuse to attend the ceremonies. it would have allowed churches to decline to serve or hire someone based on faith. the veto comes after pressure from coca-cola, nfl and other companies who urged the governor to reject the bill. president obama's pick
the supreme court goes back to capitol hill. merrick garland making the rounds meeting democrats and ben cardin has joined with most lawmakers from his party and calling on republicans to take action on the nomination to replace justice antonin scalia. republicans pledge they will not meet with or hold confirmation hearings for him or any supreme court nominee from president obama until after the election. oversees this afternoon new information on a pair of deadly terror attacks. mourners are burying the dead after a suicide bomber targeted christians easter sunday. in brussels the death toll rises and 35 people have died in wake of the attacks and two were u. s. citizens and two others living there. more from kenneth craig.>> reporter:
the public for more information about this man seen walking with two suicide bombers before the blasts at the airport last tuesday. he was identified as faisal see who was arrested on a terror charge but after an investigation he was released without charges. weekend raids netted more arrests and four men picked up in the netherlands in connection to bombing plots in france and italian police detained a algerian for being part of a forging ring that provided false documents to the terrorist cell linked to france and belgium. it's still a time of mourning in brussels as hundreds attend an afternoon service at the city's largest cathedral. this woman is visiting from england and she and her husband lit a candle and prayed before today's vigil. >> we are still here. we still, to look at the beautiful city. >> reporter:
also morning and gathered in front of the metro station. they carried balloons and belgium flags to show solidarity with the victims. cbs news brussels belgium. and to pakistan were a terror attack targeted civilians in a park. at least 65 killed and the attacks have raised new fears in that country's christian minority. >> reporter: the funerals began early in the pakistani city of lahore. at this church a family gathered to bury an 11-year-old boy. he was one of 70 killed in a playground suicide blast on easter sunday. it targeted christians reported an offshoot of the taliban who claimed responsibility. among the dead were many muslims also. 300 wounded rushed to hospitals and most were women and children as young as two years old
evidence at the blast site. pope francis condemned the attack. he called it a massacre of innocence and a vial and senseless crime. the group responsible also claimed to have bombed one of lahore's churches last year. that prompted protests from the city's christians. the dmv getting equal fever and still to come details on another baby eaglet joining the population and how you can watch the little one grow up. a rite of spring takes a turn. how the obamas tradition was twea
as a journalist and progressive leader at marriott, she has a broad and deep facility with policy. emily's list praises matthews as pro-choice and the post says on gun control, clean energy, education and health research kathleen matthews "has greater potential, following the van hollen model, to move the ball forward." kathleen: i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
back now on wusa nine news at noon welcoming a baby bald eagle. one of the two eaglets hatch on the nest at the grounds of the police academy. it's parents have been building a nest there for 11 years and it's the third bald eagle to hatch in washington this spring. two others were born at the national arboretum. visitors packed the south lawn of the white house for the white house easter egg roll peer in its 138th year it's the last one for the obama family and mikea turner was there. >> reporter: she and her husband are thrilled to experience the 138th annual easter egg roll at the white house. it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. >> i'm excited. >> reporter: she isn't the only one. what are you looking forward to? >> i'm excited to be here because it's a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity. >> reporter:
guests from all 50 states in the district take part in this and it's the obama administration's last one and this year's theme let's celebrate on others that. this family from pennsylvania feels honored to be here. >> we did the eggroll and saw the white house. >> reporter: the crowd had a lot to experience. there was storytime and live music and of course the famous easter egg roll. >> it was a one-shot and i'm glad we got selected in the lottery. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama bringing something new this year. she's putting on the first ever fun run where she will run with 250 children to promote active lifestyles. there will also be cooking demonstrations and making the trip to the white house one to remember. >> this year's special guest is a
and the children attending the eggroll are 13 years or younger and selected through a lottery process. today the national zoo family day and kids can take part in an egg hunt games and visit with the easter panda. animal keepers will host talks and demonstrations featuring the most popular animals. she feels like a celebrity. still too, part two of the story behind this lovely photo from maryland that went viral. waves are on the way and 30 mile-per-hour gusts west of 95. we will g
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the road to the final four turned ugly for a local team. syracuse beat the uva cavaliers 68-62 sending the orangemen to the big dance and leaving the cavaliers wondering what might have been. they will watch and see syracuse take on the tar heels and the wildcats face the sooners. games get underway saturday. good afternoon. >> i know how much you love the winds. >> this will put the cherry blossoms to the test. this is a wind advisory were the 45
if you are driving it will be hard to maneuver. if you have easter egg laying around bring those in anything in your lawn that is light won't be there later on today. very gusty afternoon. tomorrow breezy and today the highest of the wind gusts. rain out of here and a better looking afternoon. temperatures warming into the 60s and wood advisory until midnight. winds hauling this afternoon and right now is the sweet time to get outside and enjoy great weather. next chance for showers and thunderstorms thursday night and friday morning. even some stronger thunderstorms possible. behind this we call off and first weekend of april might be below average but try for the exhibition games
now and winds only 13 miles per hour. westerly winds pick up and increases temperatures. at 62 in hagerstown. 71 in the northern neck. turning out to be a nice looking day. wind advisory in place until midnight tonight. 45 to 55 mile- per-hour gusts and sustained winds of 25 to 30 miles per hour. breezy all night and doesn't die down until wednesday. tomorrow still breezy at 10 to 20 miles per hour but not advisory worthy. wednesday looks like the best day of the week with temperatures in the low 60s and no real winds to speak out. next chance for showers and thunderstorms arrive thursday. tomorrow a beautiful sunny day
thursday will be rather warm and heading to the 70s. next chance for showers and storms late thursday night and into friday. southwesterly winds get us to call the 70s but the humidity cranks up and we run into chance for thunderstorms on the stronger side. this time of year severe weather is back of the mind. for today's 66 and well above that areas to the south. clearing skies and stays clear tonight and becoming windy this afternoon. down to 40s tonight and clear skies. tomorrow breezy and 60 degrees in the afternoon. heading to the 60s on wednesday. 63 and a pleasant day on wednesday. the next seven days showers and storms arrive thsday night and into friday but dry and cool weekend saturday and sunday.
next at noon is speaking out. you will hear from the woman and the sheriff's deputy in the photo that took the region by storm. we will be back it's about taking a stand. for too long, wall street banks had their way. they crashed our economy. but democrat donna edwards won't take
their money because she stands up for us. as a single mom, she knows the challenges ouril famies face. she'll be our voice. tightening regulations on the big banks
finally this afternoon a story you will only see here a follow-up on act of kindness. we showed you this photo of a young deputy helping roberta crowley who suffers from dementia and got lost under daily walk. police were called and found her walking in the words and this work he reached out his hand. >> in my opinion
hand was to make her feel comfortable. >> i'm a celebrity. i will give you my autographed. >> she is a celebrity indeed and the photograph has been shared 51,000 times on facebook narrator: all that political mail might be overwhelming. let's simplify. only one candidate has been endorsed by the washington post: kathleen matthews. as
a journalist and progressive leader at marriott, she has a broad and deep facility with policy. emily's list praises matthews as pro-choice and the post says on gun control, clean energy, education and health research kathleen matthews "has greater potential, following the van hollen model, to move the ball forward." kathleen: i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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>> victor: your honor, i don't need a postponement. i have no intentions of hiring another lawyer. from now on, i intend to serve as my own counsel. and as such, i will call as my first witness mr. victor newman to the stand. >> judge murray: order. order in the court, please. >> christine: your honor, this is absurd given the severity of the charges. >> judge murray: i have to agree, mr. newman. representing yourself in a criminal proceeding is extremely ill-advised. >> christine: it's madness. >> victor: madness is my own lawyer throwing my trial and sending me to prison. there's obviously no one i can trust. my family and friends here, enjoying this public humiliation, and all because of you, phyllis abbott!